Kaingaroa School

Growing success together: today for tomorrow

Whakatupu ana i te huarahi pai mo naianei me apopo


Level 2 Update

Kia ora Kaingaroa Community

We are now at Alert Level 2, all children can return to school.

Buses will be running as normal from Thursday 9th September. Children will be required to use hand sanitizer when entering the bus, face masks are optional for students. We will be tracking all students using the bus, keeping a register when they arrive at school. At level 2 students need to use only the main bus that is their usual one. We provide the bus company with a list of students which needs to remain the same at level 2. Students will have to get off at Awanui School and at level 2 not travel to town.

We will be reviewing Health and Safety guidelines to ensure that students at school are kept safe. This will involve spacing children in classrooms and reinforcing hygiene requirements. Playgrounds will be open, but again students will be encouraged to maintain space between them and their friends.

School lunches will again be provided, so students only need to bring their morning tea.

Drinking fountains will not be open. All students will need to bring a water bottle from home and we will ensure we have water available for students to refill their bottles. This is really important.

Children must not attend if they are unwell. Parents are asked to keep their child home if they are unwell. Children who become unwell during the school day will be sent home. This includes a runny nose, cough and/or frequent sneezing.

We encourage parents/caregivers who are dropping off or picking up students to do this at the parent car park as usual and to stay in their cars.

(Please do not enter the school grounds unless it is absolutely necessary). There will be a QR code on the front gate which we encourage everyone to scan for tracking purposes. Anyone coming onto the school grounds will need to sign in on the tablet in the office area. We ask you to also stay in your car for pick ups at the end of the day.

Key Health Messages

Please make sure your child brings a water bottle everyday to school. School water fountains are closed.

We can fill these up during the day.

The key health message from the government is to stay home if you are sick. This is really important for all students and staff. If a student arrives at school displaying the following symptoms, or develops these symptoms, during the day we will contact you to collect them from school. A reminder of the public health measures when to stay home which we are all following at school:

  • A runny nose

  • A cough

  • A sore throat

  • A fever


Hygiene measures we follow at school which are used at all levels:

Basic hygiene measures are the most important way to stop the spread of infections, including COVID-19. Basic hygiene measures include:

• hand hygiene – that is, washing hands regularly with soap and water, or cleansing with hand sanitiser.

• staying at home if you are sick.

• coughing or sneezing into a tissue or your elbow and then performing hand hygiene. Daily monitoring and reteaching as needed.

We have introduced wiping all surfaces twice during the day and a thorough clean after school.

Buses There are no bus changes at level 2 and limited visitors on site. We do have specialist people working onsite, following our safety practices.








2021 Term Dates

Term 3: Monday 26th July - Friday 1st October

Term 4: Monday 18th October - Wednesday 15th December

Below are the links for the class sites where you can find information and learning for each of the classes. On each class site will be a link for google meets where if needed you can meet with your teacher for online learning.

Here are our teachers and their emails for this year if you need to contact them. You can also find out more about them on our Our People page.

Sally Potter sallyp@kaingaroa.co.nz

Ceinwen Rainey ceinwenr@kaingaroa.co.nz

Patricia Wentworth patriciaw@kaingaroa.co.nz

Paige Taqea paiget@kaingaroa.co.nz

Elise Broadwith eliseb@kaingaroa.co.nz

Jessica Hall jessicah@kaingaroa.co.nz

Michelle Neki michellen@kaingaroa.co.nz

Notifications of class meets and when we have permission to enter the school to obtain chromebooks will be sent home via facebook, an email and on this home page.

Regards

Kaingaroa School Staff


KAINGAROA SCHOOL CLASSROOM SITES

Welcome to Kaingaroa School where students learn in a supportive, learning environment.

We look forward to working together in partnership to create powerful, learning opportunities.

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